ATHENA Awards

Quad Cities Leadership Awards

ATHENA, Women of Influence, Emerging Leader Awards

Do you know a woman in the Quad Cities that consistently supports, develops, and honors women leaders? Does she inspire other women to achieve their full potential? Does she strive to create balance in leadership? It is our desire to recognize the outstanding female leaders in this region and honor those who encourage others to reach for the stars.

Each year, Women Lead Change recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of women in the Quad Cities community. In addition to the ATHENA Leadership Award, there are now opportunities to nominate in the categories of Women of Influence and Emerging Leaders.

ATHENA Nominations (female leaders ages 60+)
Previous ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients are not eligible for nomination; however, past nominees may be nominated again. The minimum age qualification is 60 years old. Scoring is based on letters of recommendation and nominators nomination ONLY. You may include up to three (3) supporting letters of recommendation outside. ATHENA Leadership Award nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Notable successes in her chosen field
  • Has made a lasting impact on her community through civic, nonprofit, philanthropic and/or volunteer engagement
  • Has a personal and professional reputation showing high integrity and ethical standards
  • Is a role model for other women
  • Actively assists women in achieving their full leadership potential

Women of Influence Nominations (female leaders ages 30-59)
Previous ATHENA Leadership Award honorees and nominees may be nominated again. The age qualification for a Woman of Influence is 30-59 years old. Scoring is based on Letters of recommendation and nominators nomination ONLY. You may include up to three (3) supporting letters of recommendation. Women of Influence Award nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in her business or profession
  • Has made a lasting impact on their community through civic, nonprofit, philanthropic and/or volunteer engagement
  • Is a role model for other women
  • Assists other women on their leadership path

Emerging Leader (female leader ages 18-29)
Previous ATHENA Leadership Award honorees and nominees may be nominated again. The age qualification for Emerging Leaders is 18-29 years old. Scoring is based on Letters of recommendation and nominators nomination ONLY. You may include up to three (3) supporting letters of recommendation. Emerging Leader Award nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Involvement with civic and nonprofit organizations
  • Has a personal and/or professional reputation showing high integrity and ethical standards
  • Is a role model for other women through their achievements and ethical standards
  • Continues to advance in her chosen field and/or is moving into further leadership positions in the community

COMPLETING THE NOMINATION FORM

  • You are encouraged to work closely with your nominee to complete the nomination form, unless you are not notifying your nominee of their nomination. If that is the case, you are encouraged to work closely with individuals who know your nominee well and can provide sufficient information to complete the nomination form.
  • If additional supporting documents and/or letters of recommendation are received after your nomination is submitted, please email additional info with the name of the nominee to Emilyne.Slagle@WLCglobal.org.
  • Deadline for all nominations is Jan. 3, 2021, by Noon

THE PROCESS
A selection committee, made up of previous years' ATHENA Leadership Award Honorees will review all nominations and select finalists.


NOMINATION FORM

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